2017 Fashion Friday – It’s Polo Time

Article & Photos by Sharon Lenton (except the millinery pieces – by respective milliner)

The racing carnival might be over but it is now the POLO SEASON – oh what fun!!!!

We need to put away the stilettos and bring out the sandals and wedges as you will be walking on grass all day.  There is lots to do at any polo game but above all, you must “stomp the divots”.  It’s your day to be your own “pretty woman”.

When thinking polo you just must think of the Urban Polo circuit – the largest national polo series in the world.   It is associated with luxury, glamour and class.  It was Polo in the City that kicked it all off here in Australia and now we have Polo by the Sea and new next year Polo in the Vines – all with outstanding hospitality in all marquees.  This series is held in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth.  (See dates below)

Here is your opportunity to see WORLD CLASS polo in our own backyard.

So where do you start if you have not thought about what to wear?  TEA say “keep it simple”.  Choose a simple line – like a beautiful flowing dress, try culottes for a more structured style or a stylish summer frock.

When it comes to colour – go for neutral earthy tones or just “crisp white” for a winning look.  All these colours can have a tinge of this season’s colour to add a bit of “pop”.  Bags are quite casual with either a throw over the shoulder or a bigger style handbag – which can make a statement.

The most important part of your ensemble - as Thoroughbred Events Australia (TEA) loves them – is your hat.  It is time to leave your fascinators or over the top headpieces in the wardrobe and bring out the “BRIMS”.  Here is where straw is the winner.

TEA popped into Neil Grigg Millinery (milliner to the stars) to pick up our chosen piece and was reminded of all the colours in straw.  Hmmmm… next hat is definitely colour.

Neil Grigg shows us the options in colour

Here are our favourite pieces (except for what we are wearing on Saturday – stay tuned):

Neil Grigg chosen Polo piece for this season

Cynthia Jones-Bryson also picked out a few winners for us too for this season.

Cynthia Jones-Bryson’s pick for this season

And for our neutral winning country looks we love Millinery Darling – (the lovely Leah Le Lievre)

TEA are so proud to be sponsoring the Best Performed Off the Track Thoroughbred for both games in Sydney.  Thank you to all those guests who attended our Spring Millinery Event.  Your generosity is why we are able to participate.


So it is time to get ready for the 2017/18 Polo season!!!!  I am sure there is a date and place below that you can attend.  Join us for loads of action around the polo circuit.


Polo in the City
Sydney – Saturday, 18 November 2017
Brisbane – Saturday, 25 November 2017
Melbourne – Saturday, 2 December 2017
Perth –Saturday, 9 December 2017
Adelaide – Friday, 15 December 2017

Polo by the Sea
NSW – Hitchcock Park, Palm Beach – Saturday 13 January 2018
QLD – Doug Jennings Park, Gold Coast – Saturday, 2 June 2018

Polo in the Vines
NSW – Dark Horse Vineyard, Hunter Valley – Saturday, 7 April 2018


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